Sybase's Next Generation e-Business Database Management System Beta Now Available


Sybase, Inc. Made Available Today the Beta Version of Sybase(R) Adaptive

Server(R) Enterprise (ASE) 12.5, the e-Business Database

Features of This Innovative e-Business Database Include:

- Productivity enhancements including XQL & faster Java execution

- Enhanced security including link-level encryption & row-level security

- Enterprise level information management for reduced administration

costs, increased capacity and higher data availability

Jan 22, 2001, 00:00 ET from Sybase, Inc.

    EMERYVILLE, Calif., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing to focus on
 customer needs, Sybase, Inc. (Nasdaq:   SYBS) made available today the beta
 version of Sybase(R) Adaptive Server(R) Enterprise (ASE), the e-Business
 Database.  This next-generation version of Sybase's flagship relational
 database management system (RDBMS) delivers new productivity, management and
 security features for enterprises' expanding e-Business needs.
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     The new beta version supports Internet security and directory services,
 enhances application developer productivity by supporting technologies needed
 for rapid building and deploying e-business applications and meets the
 enterprise needs of online and traditional businesses.  These features reduce
 downtime for critical Internet and online transaction processing in addition
 to making ASE easier to use for database administrators.
     ASE 12.5's new Internet security and directory services, Unicode support
 and management of unstructured data are designed to ensure that private data
 communications and storage stay private and to meet global e-Business needs.
 ASE 12.5 features both Secure Sockets Layer link protection and row-level
     New e-Business productivity enhancements allow developers to quickly
 integrate XML-based applications with the database and allow Java developers
 to quickly create business rules and execute Enterprise Java Bean components
 in the database.  Sybase ASE 12.5 is the first RDBMS to incorporate an
 integrated XQL query facility featuring an open query-engine which can search
 XML documents residing in the database, stored in a file, or even remotely
 from a URL.  Other innovative features and capabilities such as high
 availability along with superior performance help reduce IT costs and
 consolidate ASE's position as a leading, enterprise-class RDBMS for any
 e-business deployment.
     The beta version is currently available on several platforms, including
 Linux, and can be downloaded from Sybase's Web site at:
     About Sybase, Inc.
     Sybase provides enterprise-class software solutions that fuel e-Business
 and enable access to information anytime, anyplace.  With its industry-leading
 Enterprise Portal (EP), mobile and wireless, and vertical market solutions,
 Sybase is one of the largest global independent software companies in the
 world.  For more information, visit the Sybase Web site:
     NOTE:  Sybase and Adaptive Server are registered trademarks of
 Sybase, Inc. or its subsidiaries.  All other product names mentioned may be
 trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.
     Special Note:  Statements concerning Sybase's new product releases are by
 nature forward-looking statements that involve a number of uncertainties and
 risks and cannot be guaranteed.  Factors that could cause actual events or
 results to differ materially include shifts in customer demand, rapid
 technological changes, competitive factors and unanticipated delays in
 scheduled product availability.  Some of the risks are detailed from time to
 time in Sybase's SEC filings, including its annual and quarterly reports,
 which can be viewed at

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